Lotus Elan

New Lotus Elan Enthusiast.

PostPost by: classicmike » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:02 pm

Hello Everyone,

I have become a recent Lotus Elan enthusiast.

I have been interested and have restored many different makes and models of classic cars over the last 30+ years.

Recently through a twist of fate I heard of a Lotus Elan that had been in the same family ownership for 30+ years.
They hinted that the car might be sold and would I be interested.

I would like to find out more information about the car if possible.
The details are as follows....

Paint Code LO4.
Unit Number..73081638L
Engine Number..P/30874
Alt Number..Type 50.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:50 pm

Belonging to one owner for more than 30 years is not unusual in our Lotus Elan fraternity :D

Someone will be along soon I expect to tell you more about your Plus 2.

And asking for more photos :lol:
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:15 pm

Registration number ?
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PostPost by: classicmike » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:50 pm

Hello,

I just wondered why you need the registration number.?
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PostPost by: Europatc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:37 pm

Welcome Mike, Enjoy
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PostPost by: classicmike » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:07 pm

Can anyone break down the above codes for me please.?
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:50 pm

Paint Code LO4 = Cirrus White
Unit Number..73081638L = 73 = 1973, 08 = August, 1638 is unit number, L means UK spec
Engine Number..P/30874 =, Engine number, should be stamped on a ledge on the iron block under the carbs, hard to see
Alt Number..Type 50. = Lotus Elan +2
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: classicmike » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:57 pm

Thank you for the information.

Lotus Elan now purchased this evening.

We are now.... Happy Bunnies.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:57 am

Welcome aboard Mike. Looks like a very nice example. Enjoy. Stu
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:38 am

Congrats Mike! :D
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:03 am

Congratulations! :D

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PostPost by: Keith Scarfe » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:21 am

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby. :wink:
Where abouts in Cambs are you? I live in Red lodge (Suffolk) and work in Newton, Cambridge. Maybe see you around in it.
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PostPost by: classicmike » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:24 pm

The interior.
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PostPost by: classicmike » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:26 pm

The dashboard and front.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:23 pm

This really looks like my old car - RHT900M... is it??
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